Bizarre "Friday Night At St. Andrew's" Album Review
After a three year hiatus Bizarre of Detroit Hip-Hop group D-12 is back with his new solo project Friday Night At St. Andrew’s.
The rap veteran’s album hit stores on Tuesday and while he doesn’t boast the best lyrics or most challenging wordplay, his signature off beat style may be suitable to his more hardcore fans.
The tracks are not very complex at all. “Smoking Crack” is about drugs, “Pu$$y” is about his obvious love for females and “Whatcha Smokin On” is of course about high times.
The project has features from a variety of artists including “Royce Da 5’9, King Gordy and Big Dane and gets somewhat interesting on “Down This Road” featuring new Interscope signee Yelawolf.
Instead of adding to the track, Yela steals it however making Bizzare’s remedial rhymes seem obsolete even on a track that’s forgettable at best.
A more memorable track would be “Believer” featuring Tech N9ne and Nate Walka on the hook. Walka’s vocals make the track listenable and Techn N9ne ultimately pulls it altogether.
For all those looking for an Eminem collaboration they’ll have to look elsewhere, Slim Shady is nowhere to be found on the project but if you’re a Bonecrusher fan your’e in luck, he made the cut.
Before the album ends take a listen to “Emotions” featuring Monica Blaire. The singer’s eerie voice carries the track while Bizarre reflects on love and friends lost, maybe a reference to two of his fallen soldiers in D12. The end result is not bad, not bad at all.
If you love D12 and you love Bizarre, this album might be for you. For everyone else however, you may want to spend your Friday night elsewhere.